St. Mary’s Church in Ryde is a rare example of a church with statues of these two great saints and apostles of the church in the sanctuary.
Fr. Anthony Glaysher, parish priest of Ryde, says:- “We should take comfort from the fact that these two saints were real men just like us, with as many weaknesses that most people have. We should therefore be encouraged in our faith by their steadfast love of God and their willingness to suffer martyrdom for Christ”.
This feast day also marks the 66th anniversary of the Ordination of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to the Holy Priesthood. May Almighty God bless him and may both he and Pope Francis continue to inspire the faithful.
Sts. Peter and Paul. Pray for us.
Notice: St. Mary’s Catholic church in Ryde High Street. Free guided tours of this unique early Victorian (Grade ll listed) church, including the church crypt and private chapel of the foundress, Elizabeth, Countess of Clare, every Wednesday, throughout the Summer at 11-00am. Meet inside at the back of the church. Everyone welcome.
From Holy Family, Southampton:
Join us on this Thursday, 29 June, to celebrate the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. In England and Wales this is an Holyday of Obligation because of our great Catholic history, and in recognition of the importance of our unity with the Successor of Saint Peter, the Holy Father. This unity is what caused so many men and women to shed their blood for Christ in these lands, and so we honour them and that for which they died. We will have Holy Mass at 9.15 a.m. in English, and then a Missa Cantata (Sung Mass) in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (i.e., Latin) at 7.30 p.m. Don’t miss it!
On Thursday 6 July 2017 we will be launching a new initiative for young adults. Juventutem is an international federation of men and women aged 18-35, who want to enter into a deeper knowledge of our Catholic faith, and who have a love for the Church’s traditions, in particular the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The group will meet at Holy Family once a month after the Thursday evening Mass (7.30 p.m.) for time together and the chance to deeper the bonds of friendship and faith with other young Catholics.